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Spectator Policy for Games at DMCS

Spectator Policy for Games at DMCS
Dear DMC Families, Monday marks the beginning of our first indoor interschool athletics season of play for the year. Please note the following for all games played at Dr. Martha Cohen School.DMC Students: DMC students will be able toview the first home game (4:30pm start) without parent/guardiansupervision. Students are to remain in the main gym watching [...]

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Navigating the Waves: A Guide to Managing Middle School Anxiety

I want to take a moment to address something that affects us all in one way or another: anxiety. Middle school is a time of growth, self-discovery, and change, but it can also be a period marked by stress and anxiety. As your principal, it is my duty to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for our students, and that includes addressing the challenges of managing anxiety.Understanding Anxiety:First and foremost, it's crucial to recognize that anxiety is a natural part of life. It's the body's way of responding to stress and can manifest in various ways, such as restlessness, nervousness, or even physical symptoms like stomachaches or headaches. It's okay to feel anxious; what matters is how we manage and cope with these feelings.Open Communication:One of the most effective ways to tackle anxiety is through open communication. Students, parents, and teachers alike must create an environment where everyone feels comfortable expressing their concerns. By talking openly about anxiety, we can break down the stigma surrounding it and work together to find solutions.Establishing a Support System:Building a strong support system is essential for managing anxiety. Encourage students to connect with friends, teachers, and family members who can offer a listening ear and support. Knowing that they are not alone in their struggles can make a significant difference.Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques:Teaching students mindfulness and relaxation techniques can empower them to take control of their anxious thoughts. Whether it's deep breathing exercises, meditation, or simple mindfulness practices, these tools can provide a sense of calm and focus during challenging times.Balancing Academics and Well-being:While academic success is important, so is the well-being of our students. Help them understand the importance of a balanced lifestyle that includes sufficient sleep, regular physical activity, and healthy eating habits. When the body is well-nourished and rested, it's better equipped to handle stress.Encouraging a Growth Mindset:Foster a growth mindset within our school community. Remind students that facing challenges and setbacks is a natural part of the learning process. Encourage them to view mistakes as opportunities for growth and to celebrate their achievements, no matter how small.Accessing Resources:Our school provides various resources to support the mental health and well-being of our students. Whether it's our student servies team, counseling referrals, or educational materials, we are here to help. I urge both students and parents to take advantage of these resources when needed.In Conclusion:Middle school can be a challenging yet rewarding time for our students. By fostering open communication, building a strong support system, teaching mindfulness techniques, emphasizing a balanced lifestyle, promoting a growth mindset, and providing access to resources, we can create an environment where anxiety is acknowledged and effectively managed.Let's work together to ensure that every student feels supported, valued, and equipped with the tools to navigate the waves of middle school life successfully.​

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Dr. Martha Cohen School

116 Brightondale Park SE Calgary, AB, T2Z 0V1
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Jason Hartl
Assistant Principal
Darcy George
Education Director
Ann Ard
Charlene May

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Morning Start
8:25 AM
3:10 PM
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